Ache of uncertainty: Aging parents caring for disabled adult children worry what’s next

BY: - November 27, 2023

OLYMPIA – Eighty-six-year-old Helga Teske thinks a lot these days about all the things she still wants to teach her son.  How to clean the two-bedroom house where they’ve lived for 45 years. How to take care of her garden, an 80-by-225-foot plot that she tends most days. How to cook – oats for breakfast, […]


America’s farmers are getting older, and young people aren’t rushing to join them

BY: , and - October 12, 2023

On Oct. 12, National Farmers’ Day, Americans honor the hardworking people who keep the world fed and clothed. But the farming labor force has a problem: It’s aging rapidly. The average American farmer is 57 and a half years old, according to the most recent data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That’s up sharply […]